Okeechobee Opportunities


*United Way Partner Agency

The United Way Volunteer Center is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We understand there are many individuals in our community that may want to help. We will post here and in our Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/VolunteerUWLHGO/
as opportunities become available.

Treasure Coast Food Bank
Volunteers needed to help with 2 drive thru food distributions (no contact between client and volunteers). Volunteers should be at least 14 years of age with adult supervision. Dress comfortably for working outdoors and for the safety of the volunteer, closed toe shoes are required. All volunteers should come with a face covering and gloves will be provided. Details: August 4th at Coquina Water Facility – The Prairie, 17429 NW 242nd Street, Okeechobee.
Volunteers (10) arrive at 8:00am, event is 9-11am. August 14th at Agri-Civic Center, 4601 – FL 710, Okeechobee. Volunteers (10) arrive at 8:00am, event is 9-11am. For details contact Gary Porter, 772-446-1752 or gporter@tcfoodbank.org

We strongly recommend you check agency websites or call them for updates before showing up to volunteer. Let’s work together to stay strong during this uncertain time so we’ll all be healthy and ready to help those who need us the most when the time comes.

Please follow these General Guidelines before you choose to volunteer:
These general guidelines are designed to keep you safe so you can help others and we can all get through this crisis together.

  • DO NOT attempt to volunteer for any activity if in the last 14 days you have:
    • Traveled to any foreign country or to California, Washington, New York, Washington D.C., or Chicago (this list may change on short notice)
    • Been on a cruise or been in an airport
    • Been around anyone who has COVID-19
    • Been to an event where more than 250 people were in attendance
  • DO NOT show up to volunteer for any activity without confirming that there is a need for the activity, that it will be conducted, and that volunteer support is needed and expected.
  • DO check agency websites for updates and volunteer opportunities that may be available in your
  • BEFORE arriving for a volunteer shift, call ahead to the service agency and ask if any additional safety precautions should be taken before, during and after the
  • ALLOW extra time for additional screening from volunteer organizations or agencies to make sure you are cleared to volunteer for the task.
  • EXPECT that shifts or opportunities may be cancelled; especially volunteer opportunities working with the vulnerable populations. Please be gracious and understanding.
  • DO practice universal infection control precautions. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after
  • DO clean any used spaces thoroughly before and after, including table top surfaces and door knobs/handles.
  • DO use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if needed for the
  • DO maintain 6-10 foot separation from others while conducting the
  • ASK about any risk that may be associated with the task and DO NOT take part if you are uncomfortable with the level of risk.